This week in Winning Post

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Believe it or not, it's Sir John Monash Stakes day this Saturday at Caulfield.

The Group 3 sprint is a traditional jumping-off point for the early spring hopefuls, even if it seems like winter has just begun.

Godolphin sprinter Viridine looks a big chance to jag some black type in the Monash, coming off his win in the Winter Dash at Rosehill.

Elsewhere, it's Winter Stakes day at Rosehill, the Winx Guineas and Glasshouse Handicap are the highlights at the Sunshine Coast and they're racing at Gawler in SA. Further west, the speedsters match motors in the Beaufine Stakes.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for Pakenham, Scone and Goulburn, as well as fields, colours and selections for Friday's other TAB meetings.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Caulfield in Melbourne, Rosehill in Sydney, Gawler in SA, the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and Belmont in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Moe (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Wyong (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post July 11 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Friday: Park, Scone, Goulburn
Caulfield, Rosehill, Sunshine Coast, Gawler, Belmont, Moe (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Wyong (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sportsbet-Ballarat, Hawkesbury, Grafton, Devonport
What should be the main spring target for Harbour Views?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Flemington Saturday - R2 N4 Lord Belvedere 1st
Flemington Saturday - R5 N10 Hi Stranger 4th
Royal Randwick Saturday - R4 N7 Mr Dependable 4th
Royal Randwick Saturday - R8 N10 Charretera SCR
Murray Bridge GH Saturday - R7 N5 So We Are 8th
Letter of the Week

Glimmer of hope

Credit has to go to the Victorian Racing Club for the way they facilitated owners at Flemington last Saturday. 
They struck a good balance between providing a sufficient owners’ experience under the circumstances and having the right protocols in place to ensure attendee and more importantly participant safety. 
Once again the racing industry shows it is leading the way in navigating through these difficult times. 
Although it wasn’t the full raceday experience it certainly was a glimmer of hope after a long time away from the track. 
Hopefully we can all get back to some normality sooner rather than later.


Lachlan Chapman
Ashburton (Vic)
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: